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asia. taiwan? something like that. >> there we go. >> here is the dog. >> see you, folks. good morning. the man who said he killed 92 people in terrorist attacks pleads not guilty, claiming that there are others like him. we're live in oslo with the latest details. congressional republicans and democrats work on separate spending cut plans after latest talks on raising the current debt limit stalled sunday with one week to go. can they make a deal? and what will happen if they don't? dominique strauss-kahn waits to see if his sksual assault charges are dropped, his accuser speaks out, saying in her first interview she wants to see him go to jail. we'll hear her story and find out why she's coming forward now. a grisly bear attack ace group of teams on a survival course in alaska. two of the students are badly injured and air lifted to a
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nearby hospital. how one of the boys helped to save the other's life "early" this monday morning, july 25th, save the other's life "early" this monday morning, july 25th, 2011. captioning funded by cbs good morning. welcome to the "early show" here on a monday morning. i'm chris wragge. hope you had a good weekend out there. >> absolutely. i'm rebecca jarvis. erica hill is off this morning. as the wide ranging debt limit deal is slip agoing away in washington, the impact is being felt all over the world. all the uncertainty is bad for markets. we'll have the very latest on debt talks in a few moments. >> lots this weekend. we'll get to that, coming up. we begin with the terror attacks in norway, this morning the first court date for the suspect. he plead not guilty in a closed
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courtroom. jeff glor in oslo, norway, with the very latest for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. he made it clear he wanted a show trial, a platform for his views. the court said that hearing today would be closed. in norway today, a nationwide moment of silence at midday, remembering the victims. all those who died during friday's horror. twin attacks we now know entered the planning stage all the way back in 2002. that from an exhaustive 1,500-page manifesto by anders breivik, whose methodical approach, spurred by hatred of immigrants and muslim extremism created culture warriors, growing beats on his property to allow purchases of large amounts
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of fertilizer. white christian land, he called it. self proclaimed modern day knight did was massacre unarmed, innocent kids gathered at a picturesque campground retreat 20 miles northwest of oslo. dressed in a police uniform, he used bullets that explode on impact, increasing his carnage. police say he was able to fire for 90 agonizing minutes before swat teams arrived. hundreds of teenagers ran away, many hitting the water. >> i just started swimming. >> reporter: you started swimming? he was shooting? >> a man standing on the beach, aiming for me, shooting, but he didn't hit me. >> reporter: 90 minutes before that, the bombing in downtown oslo. government buildings that target here. breivik's lawyers say his client has admitted to the facts of the attacks, but doesn't believe he committed any crimes, breivik
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saying what he did was necessary. norway remains in mourning today and on guard. memorial full of flowers continues growing, police barriers surround the blast sites, the norwegian army patroling the streets. breivik did lift porgs of his manifesto from something written by the unabomber. his manifesto was much longer, 1,500 pages. jeff glor, cbs news, oslo, norway. >> for americans, it's a reminder that sometimes the greatest terror may be closer to home. are we any safer now from homegrown terrorism? director of the institute for homeland security, jeff larsen joins us. >> good morning, chris. >> how safe are we in the united states from home-grown terrorism? can you protect people from this kind of thing? >> certain aspects, i think we're safer than we were on
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9/11. that's because the fbi has done an incredible job penetrating certain groups. both the right extreme spectrum and on the left, whether you're talking about the ku klux klan or environmental groups that have done more over $300 million worth of damage here in america. the fbi has done a pretty good job penetrating the spin-off groups. the problem, chris, are the lone wolfs. you had mentioned the unabomber. he went on for nearly a decade. this lone wolf in norway was incredibly smart, even though he seems very disturbed mentally. he had beets on his farm. he a reason for buying fertilizer. very difficult to detect someone like that. >> the fbi, and you've mentioned some of the groups, dom eveesti terror groups in the united states. fbi says these groups are alive and well. they've identified a number of groups and individuals. who should we be most concerned about? >> the greatest concern we have -- i was executive director
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of congressional commission that look looked at this recently. if a unabomber type individual who happened to be a microbiologist. if someone were to make a sophisticated biological weapon and attack a city. we wouldn't be talking about deaths in the 100 or 80, whatever this one was. you could see ten or 100 times more. that's our concern at the wmd commission and that's why we said america needs to be better prepared to respond. it's so difficult to detect lone wolf. you can't intercept their e-mail or go to the meetings like we can these groups. >> what, then, is being done to protect people against these lone wolfs? if you can't intercept phone calls or e-mails, how do you find out who these people are, where they are, what their motivations are? >> more informed citizen read. that's how the unabomber was
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eventually detected was his brother turned him in. they're probably asking themselves this morning why they did not go to law enforcement. this individual was severely disturbed. i think that would have probably been the easiest way for him to be detected prior to this event. if someone who workd with him, knew him or in his family had gone to law enforcement. >> colonel larsen, thank you for taking the time. >> thank you, chris south florida here is rebecca. another day closer to a potential default. there is still no deal on raising the nation's debt ceiling. democrats and republicans are working on separate plans after a tense weekend of negotiations and cbs news congressional correspondent nancy cordes has the latest from capitol hill. good morning, nancy. >> reporter: good morning, rebecca. on friday, speaker boehner said he was abandoning talks from the white house to focus on what he thought could be a deal he could reach with congressional leaders. after a weekend of intense back and forth, we are now told that those talks and stalled, too.
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senate majority leader harry reid confirmed the impasse saturday night. talks broke down over republicans continued insistence on short-term raise of the debt ceiling, which is something that president obama, leader pelosi and i have been clear we would not support. r reid and speaker boehner are finalizing dueling pieces of legislation. >> i would prefer a bipartisan approach to solve this problem. if that is not possible, i and the republican colleagues in the house are prepared to move forward on our own. >> first, by about $1 trillion in exchange for a trillion in spending cuts, getting the nation through about the next six months, at which point the debt ceiling could be raised again if congress identifies more cuts. the treasury secretary insists a short-term increase would inject too much uncertainty into a weak economy. >> the most important thing is
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we can't adopt an approach that leaves the threat of default hanging over the country for another six months or so. that would be deeply irresponsible to do. >> reporter: reid's plan, on the other hand, would hike the debt ceiling through 2012 in exchange for $2.7 trillion in spending cuts, which sounds like a lot. but includes money not spent in iraq and afghanistan. which republicans are likely to argue are not true cuts. so, whose plan will prevail? boehner told his fellow house republicans, i think we can win this for the american people but that it's going to require some of you to make some sacrifices. if we stand together as a team, our leverage is maximized and they have to deal with us. that last comment was probably directed at the republican members who have said that they will not vote to raise the debt ceiling under any circumstances. speaker boehner will need their volts if he wants his legislation to win out in what is shaping up to be a partisan
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showdown. rebecca? >> nancy cordes on capitol hill. thank you, nancy. if a deal does not happen, how does that affect most americans? joining us is roben farzad, senior writer for bloomberg news. what's the ripple effect on average americans if this thing doesn't happen? >> mostly psychological throughout the week. if people suddenly start perceiving that the unthinkable of, one, credit rating downgrade for the u.s. and, two, a technical default if we hit the august 2 debt ceiling happens, you'll see banks not wanting to make loans, car dealerships suddenly getting iffy about extending credit to you and everybody is going to feel it. >> all that uncertainty leads them to feel uncertain about taking greater risks. consumers are the lifeblood of this economy. how does the economy behave if all of a sudden consumers can't get the money to spend? >> it's already a credit starved economy. we know that.
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that's the chief complaint, that banks aren't lending out there. you're giving banks another reason not to lend there. if they can't take for fwranted that the government is good for their obligations, if there's no visibility, everything stops. by the way, everything stops in the international economy because everything is ultimately linked to the u.s. dollar and the u.s. treasury bond. that's the risk-freeway. the benchmark the world over. >> how about everything stopping when it comes to the check that is people anticipate, 80 million americans, according to secretary treasury timny geithner. is that a legitimate concern? >> it is. you, as the treasury secretary, ultimately the guy who writes these checks, you will be a fork in the road come august 2nd if the an agreement isn't reached. do we pay pensioners, people who require our entitlement obligations or do we pay people who are crediting the u.s. government chiefly? you won't be able to do both unless there is an extension in the debt ceiling. >> they have to make a decision
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without that extension and it might not be gd for a lot of -- >> it's a horrible decision to make if you have to choose between one or the other. imagine the political repercussions. it's heads, i win. tails, you lose. >> in terms of the market reaction to retirement savings, already we've seen bond yields at such lows. paradoxically, while america is messing around, they're lower than when we were running a surplus 10, 12 years ago. it shows you there isn't a direct relationship. if markets start to become more volatile, coming off an epic crash in 2008. certainly this is the worst time for the economy to feel that already when consumer sentiment is low and there's been a stock market recovery that's been somewhat of a boom to consumer confidence. >> you may actually see that recovery go away in this scenario? >> watch the next 24 to 72 hours
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closely. >> we appreciate it. here is betny nguyen, filling in for jeff glor at our news desk. >> good morning, rebecca. good morning to you. congressman david wu could be under investigation by the house ethics committee, wu is accused of having an unwanted sexual encounter with a young woman, daughter of a campaign donor. wu adviser is saying the democratic lawmaker will not resign, but will not seek re-election nextier as well. house democratic leader nancy pelosi says she will ask the ethics committee to open an investigation into the allegations against wu. there's word this morning that the four-month nfl lockout is about to end. the players executive committee meets today in washington. after players and owners reportedly agreed on a new contract. training camps could begin opening by wednesday. an engine fire forced an american airlines jet to return to the dallas-ft. worth airport overnight. it landed safely, despite
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blowing several tires on the runway. the boeing 777 was carrying 246 passengers on a flight to brazil. no one was hurt.
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thanks. that's your latest weather. now over to chris and rebecca. good morning. >> mary sol, good to have you back. how was the horse race? >> i lost all my money. >> good thing you're back at work. >> up next a grizzly bear mauls two teenage nerz the alaska wilderness. >> they were part of a group of seven on their own learning leadership and survival skills. we'll check on their condition and hear from their parents right here on "the early show" on cbs. s...is the network -- a living, breathing intelligence that's helping people rethink how they live. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver
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this morning two teenagers are in an alaska hospital recovering from life-threatening injuries after a grizzly bear attack. danielle knottingham has the story. a group of seven teens on a survival course right by the national outdoor leadership school found themselves facing an all too real life and death situation that taxes all their newfound skills. deep in the alaskan wilderness north of anchorage in a mountain range the group was lined up to cross a river. suddenly a grizzly bear burst on to the scene attacking 17-year-old sam gottsiegen. >> i guess they came across this bear and startled it, and, you know, got him and knocked him down and bit him. >> reporter: he had suffered a bunk toured lung and head and chest wounds when the bear came back for more.
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that's when joshua burg intervened. >> another boy came up and started kicking the bear, you know, just to help sam fight the bear off, and the bear then went away, so i don't know who that was, but i'm extremely grateful for that person. >> reporter: their recent training was a critical help. >> they had their priorities in order. as the weather got bad, they set up tents, and they focused in their attention on the students that were most injured. >> reporter: the two are in serious condition, but a relieved mindy knows it could have been much worse. >> after about an hour they called. they called from the hospital, and it was so sweet to hear his voice. >> reporter: danielle nottingham, cbs news. >> a brave man jumping in to save the other. >> a good thing they had the training they did when they went out to do what they had to do. coming up, dominique strauss-kahn's accuser in her
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this morning the music world is mourning amy winehouse found dead in her home on saturday just 27 years old. a shocking story here. >> and such a tragedy. her story is just too familiar. we'll look at her short life, her sudden death, along with the music that made her so well known. not only here in the united states, but in europe, around the world. she is missed this morning. this is "the early show" on cbs. your local news is next.
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1 about an hour from now, two suspects are due in los angeles good morning, 7:25. grace lee with your head lipes. in just about an hour from now, two suspects are due in los angeles in the courtroom for the beating which critically injured bryan stow just outside dodgers stadium. the two are from rialto in san bernardino county. and a 19-year-old man is dead and an 18-year-old in the hospital after a shooting in east palo alto. it happened around 10:30 last night in the 1400 block of east bay shore avenue. police are working this morning to identify a motive, as well as possible suspects in that case. and some san francisco churches are paying fares for muni riders starting today. it is their response to the recent shooting in which a man from washington state was killed
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apparently by his own gun right before, when muni fare jumpers were checked. we will have a look at traffic coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,
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good morning. it is still slow coming down the east shore freeway. and those westbound lanes of interstate 80. we had a couple of earlier
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accidents, one near university, and another pushing golden gate bridgen gate field, and slow from san pablo dam road to the university exit. even though the accidents have been cleared shall the drive times have still 50 minutes from the carquinez bridge to the maze. 880, the nimitz, as you pass the coliseum. that looks great. problem-free. same thing in the south bay. looking good heading out of downtown san jose. metering lights on at the bay bridge. that is the traffic. for your forecast, here is lawrence. >> we are looking at some fog and drizzle around the bay area. and heading out to ocean beach, not too many folks wandering out there this morning, pretty gray. and it is wet out there right now. we have the drizzle. especially along the coastline and just inside the bay. by the afternoon, some sunshine, and the 70s and 80s, well inland, and the 60s inside the bay, and some 70s to the santa clara valley and 50s and 60s to the coast. next couple of days keep thing cool but after that, high pressure builds in with the temperatures building thursday and friday.
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welcome back to "the early show" on a sunny monday. this morning a new round in the long-running amanda knox murder case. >> big news here. the college student from seattle returned to an italian courtroom this morning. she's hoping that a new report criticizing an italian dna expert's handling of the crime scene evidence will help overturn their murder conviction. we'll get you the very latest on today's hearing. we are looking at the tragic end to amy winehouse's life. she joins a sad select group of performers, jimmy hendricks, jim morrison, curt cobain all found dead at that very same age. much too young. we'll take a look at the highs and lows of her all too short career. first, we turn to the new
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york city hotel maid who says dominique strauss-kahn sexually attacked her. had he is now speaking out for the first time and in the newsweek magazine interview she tells her story of the alleged encounter with the former head of the international monetary fund. >> reporter: the chambermaid who accused one of the world's most powerful men, dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault and attempted rape now has a face and a name. she is 32 of guinney has broken her month-long silence saying because of strauss-kahn they call me a prostitute. i want him to go to jail. strauss-kahn was placed under house arrest last may, but when questions about her credibility and inconsistent testimony threatened to bring an end to this sensational case, prosecutors were forced to release him earlier this month. recent reports about her troubled past are clearly a motivation for her to end her silence. she admitted she lied during an asylum request and has a relationship with the convicted
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drug dealer. strauss-kahn has pleaded not guilty on all counts, and his attorneys released this statement to cbs news this dealo saying, "the number of media events is exceeded only by the number of lies and misstatements she has made." joining us now is john solomon, news director of "newsweek" that got that first interview with dominique strauss-kahn's accuser. good morning to you, john. >> hi, rebecca. how are you? >> i'm doing well. let's get into this. why now do you think she would come forward with her story? >> i think there are two factors. i think the first one is that the relationships with the prosecutor has really deteriorated in the last few weeks as they have dug into her background and questioned her credibility, and then i think the second thing is she said very pointedly in the interview, she was tired of being sullied up in the tabloids being called a prostitute or a money digger and she wanted to correct the record of who she was. she put her name and face to her accusations. >> given that objective, you know, the prosecutor has said there were inaccuracies,
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inconsistencies in her story. did you get the impression that she filled all of those inaccuracies in this interview and that that was her primary objective? >> she definitely went into great detail about the attack, and when she did, it was a very emotional moment. at one point i remember dropping down to her knees as she reenacted what went on. she was very specific. it tracks everything that our reporting had led to earlier, so it seemed like a very consistent story to us. at least regarding the attack. when you ask her about her background and other things, she's more reluctant to talk. >> speaking of the emotion, though, the writer you say here there were forced tears involved. did you get the impression that she was telling the truth, or that there were some theatrics at play as well in her discussion? >> you know, i think that's for others to decide. the thing that she noticed was she had to tell the story over and over again. i think she made a couple of comments just how many teams people have asked her to keep telling the same story over and over again. i think she was uncomfortable at times and she paused and you couldn't tell if she was about
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to cry or not. when you get to the point of the attack, there's a moment of drama that felt real. >> what struck you the most then from the interaction? >> you know, this is -- the question that we asked early, on which is are you in this for the money or what would be justice for you? the palpable anger that i want the man to go to jail for what he did to me was an unforgettable and uncertain -- that was the uncertain message of her interview. >> there was no money involved here doing the interview with "newsweek." was there any reason that she came -- yol this is a big get. what reason do you believe she came to "newsweek" to tell her story? >> she and her lawyer said we had done a good job of following the facts. e.
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amanda knox is back in court this morning. two dna experts are telling judges why they believe the dna evidence in the case is worthless. cbs news correspondent elizabeth palmer in london for the very latest on this. liz, good morning. >> good morning, chris. the defense this case has brought. they're trying to show that the quality of the police work in general has been shoddy and slip shod. in fact, it's not nearly reliable enough to convict a young woman of murder. >> reporter: this month amanda knox turned 24, celebrating her fourth birthday in a row in jail. as she entered the courtroom this morning, she and her family had reason to hope that by this time next year she'll be free. >> i mean, she's still locked up, and so that's horrible, and it's hard every day in prison, but i think she's feeling more hopeful, like all of us. she feels like she can breathe. that's what she described to us. she feels like the choke hold is
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off of her and that there's definitely more hope. >> reporter: knox was convicted of the 2007 murder of her roommate, meredith kircher on circumstantial evidence. the appeal hearing is taking a fresh look at that evidence, especially knox's and kircher's dna found on the murder weapon, a knife. today an independent forensic report argues the sample on the knife was simply too small to be reliable. another piece of circumstantial evidence kircher's bra strap is also under question. the prosecution originally argued it had dna on it too from knox's boyfriend rafaelo who proved he and knox together were at the murder scene. not so says today's report, which points that the clasp was left at the crime scene for six weeks and eventually collected by police using dirty gloves. >> they talked about all the ways that you're supposed to collect evidence -- clean gloves, you don't pass it
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around, and the fact that, you know, none of those procedures were followed is just amazing to me. dirty gloves were used. yeah. amazin amazing. >> reporter: in fact, a new forensic report maintains the italian police mishandled evidence or failed to follow proper procedure 54 times after the murder investigation began. >> one thing in particular, though, is giving the knox family some hope. it's a statistic. 15% of criminal cases on appeal are overturned. up next war veterans are lung trouble. they say their problems started in iraq or afghanistan. the pentagon doesn't buy it. we'll hear from vets and doctors about the air that our troops are breathing over there. this is "the early show" here on cbs. ♪
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war veterans are facing lung problems. that's led to a debate between doctors and the pentagon over how serious the problems are and what caused them. cbs news correspondent michelle miller has one soldier's story and a look at new research that may provide some answers. >> if it wasn't for the army, i would be dead. >> reporter: curtis boyd has a horrible cough. he says it started while he was serving in iraq. >> i kept coughing at night. i would wake up coughing. >> reporter: the 23-year-old veteran, a former smoker, says his lung problems were not caused by cigarettes, but by something in the iraq air. he shot this video while stationed near baghdad. >> as soon as you get off the plane, the first thing you see is smoke. you know it's going to be a bad deal. >> reporter: he says army doctors did not offer much help and when he returned home in 2009 the coughing only got worse. >> i begged and begged to go see a pulmonologist and see a
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specialist. they kept saying i just had bronchitis, pneumonia. >> reporter: he went to vabder built university. he said boyd and dozens of other veterans he has examined suffered serious lung damage from their service in iraq. >> the soldiers that we have seen have permanent injury. >> reporter: boyd needed have pieces of both lungs removed. >> they found cysts in my lungs, holes in my lungs. it looked like they had been burned, like my lungs were scarred. >> reporter: and boyd isn't the only one. a soon to be published study obtained exclusively by cbs news found that veterans from rak and afghanistan are seven times more likely to report having lung problems than nondeployed vets. >> i think they're being exposed to toxic clouds that were never present in other wars. >> reporter: study author anthony summit says the lung woes are caused by a toxic mix of ingredients. waste sites filled with trash like this one shot by soldiers
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in afghanistan and burn pits. >> that is what we live next to. >> reporter: many like this one north of baghdad were ignited with jet fuel. >> the jet fuel releases chemicals, including carcinogens. >> reporter: research has shown that even the dust is different and potentially toxic. >> inhaling dust from iraq is almost -- it's similar to inhaling lye or chlorox or bleach. >> and that's the -- >> just shock waves from the bomb can cause lung injury, but if that bomb also is causing the humvee or the truck to explode and vaporize, you inhale all that metal. rimplgt the department of defense strongly did hes putins research showing an increase in persistent lung problems. >> we're not seeing any elevation in chronic respiratory diseases. >> reporter: spokesman dr. greg says, in fact, iraq dust sent more toxic than any other dust. >> based on certain locations,
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you'll find differences in the sand and the dust that's present, but by and large, it's pretty much the same. >> he admits certain soldiers may be experiencing more severe reaction. >> we acknowledge the plausibility that on an individual basis some of those people may be adversely affected. >> reporter: as for boyd, he used to be able to run two miles in under 14 minutes. now he needs to stop and use an inhaler after a slow jog. in fact, he uses three different inhalers and his mother helps dole out more than a dozen other medications. >> i want him to have a normal life, as normal as it can be, but it's not normal for any of us anymore. >> reporter: the army has denied boyd disability payments, claiming his injury was not due to a qualifying traumatic event. >> now my lungs are damaged forever, and, yes, it is the army's fault that i'm like this now because something could have been done. >> reporter: michelle miller,
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cbs news, new york. >> in iraq pentagon officials have replaced those brn pits with incinerator where's, they plan to do the same in afghanistan by the end of this year. we'll be right back. this is "the early show" on cbs. . then i'll tell them the story of pluto, the sad little planet that was. i'll introduce them to some new friends, the fractions, and some cold blooded ones, the dinosaurs. [sfx: dinosaur growl] clark! anyway, here's what they'll need: markers, scissors, crayons, pencils, folders, juice boxes, pretzel sticks, glue sticks, tape that sticks, and glitter. so much glitter. school takes a lot. target has it all. so we made ocean spray cranberry juice cocktail with a splash of lime. it's so refreshing, your taste buds will thank you. mm... oh, you're welcome. what? my taste buds -- they're thanking me. uh-huh. uh oh, sesame stir fry from lucky dynasty. oh, me too!
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a makeshift memorial at amy winehouse's flat in london. her family traveling to london, seen there at the left of your screen, as mourners prepare to leave. she died on saturday. apparently of a drug overdose. >> yeah. we will be taking a look back at her grammy winning career. it ended at age 27. the seam age as several other music rock legends. [ male announcer ] ah. capri sun 100% juice. good choice.
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a shooting in good morning. 7:55. time for news headlines from cbs 5. i'm frank mallicoat. a shooting in palo alto has left one man dead and another wounded, at the 1400 block of east bay shore avenue around 10:30 last night. officers found the two men with gunshot wounds. the survivor's wounds are not considered life-threatening. so far, no word on any potential suspects. or a motive in that shooting. two suspects in the beating of silicon valley paramedic bryan stow are due in an l.a. courtroom about an hour from now. the men are from san bernardino county. they are accused of attacking stow in april after the dodgers/giants baseball game season opener in los angeles. rues are trying contain a wildfire -- crews are trying to contain a wildfire in northeastern san diego county. and cal fire says it is now 45%
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good morning, well, our slowest spot right now is still coming down the east shore freeway. westbound 80. we will get to that in a minute. first i want to show you where it looks great. san mateo bridge. no problems at all.
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coming out of hayward, heading toward the peninsula. but yes yet if you're heading to the bay bridge, a couple of earlier fender-benders in the berkeley area. that's why your drive time is still almost 40 minutes. in those westbound lanes. metering lights are on. minimal backup to the bay bridge. it begins at the lodge and sluggish on the upper deck at least before the tunnel. westbound 237, a little bit of brake lights as well near the 880/237 interchange. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here is lawrence. >> all right. and we are looking pretty gray around the bay area, elizabeth. low clouds and fog onshore. and into the interior valley. the inland valley there, it looks like the clouds will slowly break up arn the bay area. and drizzle to the coastline. and temperatures by the afternoon, 50s and 60s to the beaches and 60s inside the bay and 70s in the santa clara valley and lower 80s in some of the warmer spots. warming up on wednesday and thursday.
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welcome back welcome back to the "early show" here on this monday morning. i'm chris wragge along with rebecca jarvis. erica hill off this morning. >> i hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of their week. just a few hours had ago the entire nation of norway stopped for a moment of silence to remember the victims of friday's massacre. >> this morning the man who admits to killing 93 people in those attacks saying he wanted to start a revolution to defend traditional christian values is in court behind closed doors. >> reporter: anders breivik was looking for another chance to spread his radical views around the world today. his lawyer said he wanted today's hearing in oslo
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televised live, but the court said no, that it would be a closed hearing. a poignant moment of silence. the country's leaders lined together, norwegians watching and processing as chilling new information from anders breivik emerges. his manifesto lifted in part from writings of the unabomber ted kaczynski said he began planning his terror attacks all the way back in 2002. his actions spurred by a deep hatred of immigrants and muz lick extremism. a video he made called for a european revolution, the revival of a white christian land. his plan to accomplish that, his lawyer of innocents. kids gathered at a remote campground retreat on the tiny island 25 miles northwest of oslo. breivik dressed in a police uniform used expanding bullets, ammunition that explodes on impact increasing his carnage.
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authorities have been on the defensive here acknowledging it took them 90 minutes before s.w.a.t. teams arrived. >> at first, i was afraid. and when i heard about the shooting at the island, i was still so sad. >> for them, last friday afternoon, the bombing in downtown oslo, a car bomb shredded the side of government buildings, blowing out window, sending workers scrambling for safety. breivik's lawyer said his client has acknowledged his actions were atrocious, but breivik also claims necessary. now norway, a placid country where violent crime is extraordinarily low, remains on guard. barrierses remain up around the blast sites, the army called in to control the streets. we also learned today that police in france visited the home of breivik's father, hoping to get a more complete explanation as to one man could
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be responsible for so much. jeff glor, cbs news, norway. >> horrifying story. with jeff in norway, we now turn to betty nguyen filling in for jeff at the newsdesk with a check of the other headlines. >> good morning to you. republicans and democrats remain far apart in efforts to break the debt deadlock. the two parties could release separate fallback plans as early as today in case a compromise cannot be reached. congress has until august 2nd, one week from tomorrow, to reach a deal. world financial markets are uneasy that the u.s. might default on its debt. secretary of state hillary clinton tried to reassure hong kong investors today. >> we understand the stakes. we know how important this is for us and how important it is for you. >> the politic wrangling in washington is intense right now, but these kinds of debates have been a constant in our political
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life. >> clinton said she expects a deal will be reached to avoid a default. democratic leader nancy pelosi will ask the house ethics committee today to open an investigation of congressman david wu. the seven-time oregon democrat is accused of having an unwanted sexual encounter with a young woman last year. an oregon newspaper says that wu does not plan to resign but will not seek re-election next year. in alaska four teens are hospitalized after being attacked by a grizzly bear. the young men were 20 miles north of anchorage yesterday taking part in a leadership course when the bear charged out of the woods. two of the teens were seriously injured. the parent of one of the victims reached them by phone. >> there was a sow bear, mother bear, and started it. the kid who was up front was the one that may have gotton worst of it. >> 17-year-old samuel gottsegen
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was the worst injured. the boeing 777 landed safely and no one was hurt. bob schieffer has a preview of tonight's cbs evening news. >> after returning home from the war, this veteran was left depressed and on the verge of suicide until his pet bull puppy showed him life is worth living. we'll have that story tonight on the
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michael barrone had an article saying that the house of representatives elections tends to predict the presidential election, which would not bode well for president obama either. but unless he changes his policy, i don't see a major change in the economy. this is why i think republicans are so obsessed with getting the right candidate because i think they have a really good chance, despite the advantage of incumbency. >> but who has drummed up enough interest out there for the republican party that they can actually beat the incumbent? >> obviously, my love, chris christie. we're still waiting -- >> he's not official, yet. >> but so exciting when he announces. short of chris christie. it's probably going to be romney who is a good candidate, has raised a lot of money, is a serious candidate and is very good on the economy, which i think will be the biggest issue. but the reason people are so obsessed with all the other candidates and it will keep looking like a horse race, in my opinion, it will probably be romney if christie doesn't yump
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in, republicans are desperate to get the right candidate and not getting the mistake of getting another mccain. >> but it is possible to get widespread republican support for a candidate like romney when look at what's happening to boehner in terms of trying to get everybody together on a debt deal. he's being perceived as the old guard and there's this new guard that's trying to take over. >> boehner has been surprisingly good. and they are pretty much coming together. these are members of congress who have to run for re-election and represent the interests that they were voted in to represent. but yes, i do think republicans will come together no matter how bitter the primary fight is because they just really want to get obama out and get the economy going again. >> go ahead. >> no, no. michele bachmann, what does she do for you? >> i love her. she's very articulate and bright and done a lot, yet i don't think you can run from the house. the last house member who became
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president was james garfield and he had a lot of executive experience and as a colonel in the civil war. >> what do you make of the whole migraine story. >> valid? i hate to claim sexism so i'll claim conservative sexism. it does seem like kind of a minor story being that millions of americans suffer from migraines. they seem to let kennedy's drug use stay hidden. but she's a house member, she's fantastic. i like having her in the house. but it's a long shot because she's in the house. >> david wu, this representative who is accused of inappropriate conduct with a female. what do you think about that? he's saying that he is not stepping down, but he's also not running for re-election. should he step down? >> it seems like a very embarrassing story, though, oddly enough, the democrats might be happy to have this scandal so they can stop being
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forced to give us their plan for the budget. can we just get off the budget? >> the anthony weiner scandal. do we have the picture of david wu? >> please have the picture. >> you can't help but wonder. >> now just before the campaign or after the campaign, a lot of his staff resigned and he was sending this to his staffers and sending out weird e-mails at some point. now i'm starting to wonder if that was to cover for the sexual harassment case that was coming or sexual assault case, i guess it is. >> thank you for coming in. good luck with you once again. ann coulter. a polygamist leader goes on trial for sexually abusing children. we'll talk to a woman who spent time in his compound. childhood in his compound and finally escaped. this is "the early show" here on cbs. in here, the planned combination of at&t and t-mobile would deliver our next generation mobile broadband experience to 55 million more americans, many in small towns and rural communities,
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assaulting two children while leading a break-away sect of the mormon church. cbs news ben tracy has a look at jeffs' controversial case. >> reporter: it began with a raid nearly four years ago on this texas compound. more than 400 children were seized from their parents amid allegation that is girls as young as 14 were being forced into sex and marriage. >> a judge believed we did have significant evidence that abuse or neglect occurred. >> reporter: the compound was run by the flds, a radical off shoot head bid warren jeffs. followers called him the prophet. jeffs preached that polygamy was the key to heaven. he reportedly had at least 58 wives. the mormon church has condemned the sect. when jeffs were first charged with illegally arranging marriages between men and underaged girls, he fled and
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became one of the ten most wanted fugitives until 2006. >> would i like to announce the arrest of the fbi's top ten most wanted fugitive warren steve jeffs. >> reporter: jeffs was tried in utah. >> count one, guilty beyond reasonable doubt. >> reporter: last july his conviction was overturned by utah supreme court because of faulty jury instructions. jeffs is now being held without bail in texas where seven other flds leaders have already been convicted. at the heart of each case are the beliefs of the church. as utah private investigator sam broward told cbs news program "48 hours." >> i know that the flds want to spout religion and want to make it about polygamy, but that's not it. it's about child abuse. it's on a scale that's never been seen before in this country. >> reporter: if convicted, jeffs faces life in prison. ben tracy, cbs news, los angeles. >> joining us now is flora jess off who escaped from the
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polygamist sect when she was 17 years old. she's become an advocate for victims of child abuse. >> thank you for having me. >> this polygamy stendz to be extraordinarily private. what do you think the case is going to reveal about what really happens at flds? >> i think people are going to be shocked and outraged about the abuses that is going to come out in this trial. one of the things i want people to keep in mind is that while warren jeffs on trial and he is being prepared, the greater perpetrators of the crimes are still not charged, and that is the mothers of these children. >> how do you see the mothers as the greater perpetrators? plain that point to people. >> well, you couldn't have these crimes that is so institutionalized in this cult without the mothers handing their children over to these predators and they can trying warren jeffs and convicting
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jeffs is great, and texas has done a good job on convicting several of these men, but there's still hundreds of these guys standing in the wings waiting to step into the shoes of these guys, and unless the mothers are prosecuted and they have consequences for handing their 11-year-olds over to these guys to be raped and abused, the cycle of abuse will never stop. these mothers must understand they will go to prison if they continue to allow this to happen to their children. >> do you see the mothers then in any way as victims? >> i see the mothers as part of the greater problem. they may have at one time been victimized by this same group. however, they're mothers now with their -- and it's their job to protect their children. they have failed to do that. they smilingly hand their children over to these guys, and, you know, america needs to look past the care bear colored dresses and see the evil behind them. >> do you think flds is paying
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them for his defense? >> do i think that the flds is -- >> is paying for his defense? >> oh, absolutely. absolutely. the people in colorado city and hilldale have recently been told to sell their vehicles, get rid of all the -- any extra -- anything that they have and put the money towards his legal defense fund. >> it sounds like then if he is found guilty in your view, that alone isn't really going to change things in this community. >> you know, it really won't. it's great that he is going to trial. it's been a long time coming, but he has several brothers that are standing in the wings waiting to take over for him. while he will -- warren will continue to run the flds even from prison, he has got his brothers lined up to control things on the outside and maintain control of the people, but he will still be reveered as
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a prophet. >> well, flora jessop, we appreciate your insight today. thank you. >> thank you so much. >> we'll be right back. this is "the early show" on cbs. ♪ have a better day [ male announcer ] only subway has a deal this flat-out delicious -- the new $3 flatbread breakfast combo. [ moos ] a toasty 6-inch flatbread breakfast sandwich and a 16-ounce cup of freshly brewed seattle's best coffee. all for just $3. [ clucks ] build a breakfast of epic proportions, like the crispalicious bacon, egg, & cheese with everything from juicy tomatoes to zesty jalapenos, for a delicious way to start your day. the new subway $3 flatbread breakfast combo. build your better breakfast today. good choice.
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♪ i said no, no, no >> still ahead on "the early show" the latest on amy winehouse. her father appeared outside her home. her fans have gathered ever since the gramry winner was found dead on saturday. mitch winehouse thanked fans in the media saying it means so much to my family. >> there has been no official word on how amy winehouse died. an autopsy is scheduled today. police say that talk of an overdose is inappropriate. coming up, we'll look back at her too short career, a battalions with alcohol and ellegal drugs. those are some things some people are speculating may have shortened her life. >> the twitter rolls blew up with this on saturday. we'll talk about that when we come back when we come back on cbs. your local news is next. ,,,,
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good monday morning. 8:25. i'm grace lee with the news headlines. arames are set this morning in loss -- arames are set this morning in los angeles for the arrest of two men charged with the attack on bryan stow. one man is charged with attacking two other fans at the stadium the same night. bryan stow is hospitalized with injuries to his brain and face. a shooting in palo alto, officers were called to the 1400 block of east bay shore avenue around 10:30 last night. that's where they found two men with gunshot wounds in a parking lot. one was pronounced dead at the scene. and some good news for you football fans out there. today owners and players agreed to the terms of a deal to end the four-month-old lockout. the players are expected to vote on the deal later today. and if they approve it, as they
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good morning. let's go out towards petaluma. southbound 101. right before washington. this is where we had a couple of earlier accidents.
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everything is now cleared to the right shoulder. but as you can see, tow crews are out there. still pretty slow in that area. it looks okay through novato. heading to the golden gate bridge, there is a drive time for you, southbound 101 between novato and 580, san rafael, 15 minutes. it looks great across the span. it is still pretty slow in the east shore freeway. we see some improving but a couple of earlier fender-benders. one near rolling gate field. another near university. here is a snapshot near ashby. 20-minute delays from your rides from the carquinez bridge to the maze. that is your traffic. for your forecast, here is hr lawrence. >> we have the cloud for you. low clouds and drizzle along the coastline slow to break up. out at the beaches, a cool day out there. bring a jacket if you're headed in that direction. you will need it. we will still squeeze in some sunshine. temperatures below the average but comfortable. 70s and 80s inland. 60s inside the bay. 70s toward the santa clara valley. the next couple of days shall , on the cool side. and then we warm up. 90s as early as thursday in the bay area.
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welcome back to "the early show" on a monday morning. i'm rebecca jarvis with chris wragge. erica hill is off this morning. coming up, imagine this. you are traveling around the world peeking through people's windows in various countries to see what their lives are really like. well, that is sort of what one documentary maker did. he didn't do it in a creepy, weird way. he actually -- well, it sounds
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that way, but he asked thousands of people to record what they were doing on the same day one year ago and then sent all the videos to youtube forum to put together into a single film. he will be here to show us that fascinating result. it is kind of, i mean -- >> we don't recommend people sneaking around peering into windows. >> make a request first. >> thank goodness. >> everything is okay now. >> also ahead, we all remember those horrible scenes last year during the gulf oil spill of the devastating wildlife, on land and water there. well, now the region's multibillion dollar seafood injury is recovering, but also still dealing with the perception that fish in that area is not yet safe to eat. we'll get the real story from chef spooik mendelsohn who went down to new orleans to see and taste for himself. spike is one of the best. he will give us a full report on what the situation down there is live like. >> i'm looking forward to it. unfortunately, this is not as happy of a story as the story with a tragic ending. fans of amy winehouse are leaving flowers and other
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momentos this morning outside her london home where she was found dead on saturday. her father was there to visit with fans thanking them for honoring the grammy award winning singer who was just 27 years old. cbs news correspondent anthony mason looks back on a promising career overshadowed by drug and alcohol abuse. ♪ you know that i'm no good >> her voice had soul. her songs had attitude. when amy winehouse sang, it seemed good to be bad. >> she really seemed like a rebel in a very old sense, and there was just something so thrilling about her. ♪ try to make me go to rehab ♪ i said no, no, no >> reporter: the anti-roefrl anthem made this daughter of a taxi driver an international star. in 2008 she became the first british woman to bring home five grammys in a single night. >> the grammy goes to amy
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winehouse. >> reporter: winning record of the year, song of the year, and best new artist. the demons were already catching up to the diva, as her popularity soared, her weight plummeted. drinking and drug problems made her concert appearances increasingly erratic. just this past june when winehouse kicked off a european tour in belgrade, she seemed lost, unable to remember her own lyrics. fans booed her off stage. it would be her last performance. soon after her tour was canceled. in music a history of tragedy has been written after 27th birthdays. janice joplin, jim where i hendricks, jim morrison, and curt cobain all died in their 27th year. amy j. winehouse, a singer who somehow seemed destined to die young, has now joined their sad club. ♪ >> and you look at all those
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talented people to be taken so early. >> you just wonder what could have been and it's a tragedy all around. betty nguyen with one more check of the headlines. we go back to her. >> good morning. the man who confessed to killing g people were shot and killed, police have ended their search for bodies. and in oslo scene of a bomb attack that killed seven people. the prime minister joined the nation in a moment of silence. the main cathedral was carpeted with flowers. the hotel maid who accuses french banker dominique strauss-kahn of sexual assault has come forward and is speaking out. in a "news week" making zooek zeen interview she describes the
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attack saying sir, stop this. i don't want to lose my job. he said you're not going to lose your job. earlier rebecca asked john solomon why she's made her story public. >> i think the first factor is that the relationships with the prosecutor has really deteriorated in the last few weeks as they have dug into her background and questioned her credibility, and then i think a second thing when she said very pointedly in the interview, she was tired of being sullied up in the tabloids, being called a prostitute or money digger, and she wanted to correct the record of who she was, so she put her name and face for to her accusations. >> strauss-kahn was arrested in may here in new york, but was freed after prosecteors discovered his accuser lied about some of her story. and finally, much of the nation sweltered under a record breaking heat wave this weekend, and in some places it's not over yet. cbs news correspondent michelle mill ser in times square with the latest on the heat outside. good morning, michelle. >> good morning, betty. the mercury is finally dropping here in the northeast, thanks to the heat bubble that gripped
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most of the nation finally dissipating, but in its wake, the extreme temperatures have been blamed for 34 deaths, the smashing of countless weather records. >> reporter: at i had peak, 141 million americans were under a heat alert as the heat dome moved across the country. records were broken along the eastern seaboard. 102 in washington d.c. 108 in newark, new jersey, and 103 in hartford, connecticut. power grids were stretched to the breaking point in philadelphia. a blackout forced hundreds from high-rise apartments. >> the electrical off and theary goes off, there's nothing else to do but get out. >> reporter: in maryland baltimore gas and electric is under fire after its emergency energy plan cycled off customers' air conditioners for hours and failed to turn them back off even after demand fell. >> feel how hot it is. you can feel the heat. >> reporter: in new york city tourist and residents alike were
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struggling to cope with the heat. tracy lennon and her family were visiting from boston. >> we were actually considering going to the theater at night and decided that maybe it was best to go during the day just so we could have a break from the heat. we also switched hotels so we could be in a hotel with a pool. >> reporter: though sunday saw slight relief for the northeast, the dip was not nationwide. the mercury hit 109 in shani, oklahoma, and the highest heat index reading was 122 in washington, north carolina. at the wichita cattle auction desperate farmers without enough food and water to feed their herds had no choice but to sell. and, unfortunately, the southern plains, including kansas and drought-ravaged texas will continue to see triple digit temperatures. dallas-fort worth, texas, saw its 23rd straight day of 100 plus degrees, and there's no rain in sight. >> i know the heat well,
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unfortunately. all right. cool off, michelle. thank you so much. joining us live from times square. another look at the weather. you know in dallas they used to say, hey, at least it's a dry heat, but an oven san oven. >> wet heat, dry heat. michelle miller is probably feeling a lot of humidity because, yes, the temperatures have come back down into the 80s, but it's going to be very humid. we also are going to see some rain. by the way, in addition to
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>> thanks so much. that's your latest weather. >> marysol, thanks so much. a year ago on july 24th, 2010, more than 80,000 people around the world took part in an unprecedented project. recording scenes from their lives that day and uploading the videos to youtube. now, the result is a riveting day.
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♪ ♪ [ alarm ] [ horn beeping ] ♪
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♪ >> of course, it's about more than just waking up and feet. joining us now is the director of "life in a day" academy award winner kevin macdonald. good to see you this morning. it really is a great watch. did you have any idea what you were getting your hands on when you actually put out this solicit? >> it was a nerve racking experience because normally as a director you are used to trying to control everything. you know, your actress's hair color, you know, every word in the script, and this i had no control at all. i just asked people flem your day, film what's interesting to you, and answer three simple questions -- what do you love? what do you fear? what do you have in your pocket? >> how did it come about? >> well, it came about because
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ridly scott and myself were discussing what one can do with youtube. youtube wants to make to celebrate their fifth birthday. how do you use this incredible tool of youtube to make a new kind of documentary, i guess, that reflects what's going on everywhere in the world in one short period? it's an eye on the world that you can could -- in the last five years you couldn't have made a film like this the last five, six, seven years ago. >> you asked people to send in a clip of a day in their life, and also to some impoverished countries, you sent them cameras. >> we sent out about 500 cameras. we went to a camera shop and asked how many cameras with k we get for -- we sent them to southeast asia and we got some clips from really far-flung places. peru, shine shoes for a living.
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there's masai warriors in kenya. there's women in angola beating their kasava in the morning. >> how many hours of footage are we talking about? >> 4,500 hours. would be halfway through now. it would take two years on to watch. >> you are talking about over 80 thousands videos? >> 80,000 videos from 192 countries. pretty much every country. i think we're missing north korea and maybe the solomon islands. >> you have to sit back and sift through all of this. what was that process like? >> i had a team of multi-lingual team, of course, 25 assistants who watched everything. they sat for two and a half months, 12 hours a day, headphones on watching this stuff. a lot of teenagers this their bedrooms. >> this sent leak a bust of. it really tells a story. >> that's the thing that people find difficult to understand about this film is that it's a movie, and it gives you the same
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kind of movie experiences and the emotions that you will laugh and cry. you get really connected to a few of the characters in this. >> you shot this. this video was all shot on one particular day, july 24th, 2010, and i am sure a lot of thought has gone into why you chose this day, right? >> no. no. there was very little thought. well, the thought was it's after the world football cup, soccer cup, as you call it here, and i thought, well, during that nobody, especially in america, will take part. they'll be interested in soccer. so -- laughter all around in here. so -- and then we wanted to do it before the big holidays in august. the big thing was should we do it on a week day or on a weekend. we went for a welcome because we thought more people would take part, and we were right. >> where can pea see this? >> they can see it in theaters starting this friday. it's a limited release and then expanding out. go see it.
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>> life in a day, folks. really good stuff. kevin, great to see you this morning. thank you. >> thank you for having me on. >> life in a day opens in theaters this friday, so go out there and check it out. it really is wonderful. coming up next here on "the early show", 15 months since the bp oil spill. the gulf coast seafood industry making a comeback, ,,,,,,,,,,
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more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios. the gulf coast shrimping industry took a major hit last year from the bp oil spill. >> this year the shrimp grounds are clean, the fishermen are back in business, as spike mendelsohn tells us. >> good morning. how is it going? >> good. >> there's a huge misconception about how state of it is to eat shrimp and seafood from louisiana and especially in new orleans. we took a trip down there just to kind of resource a trip and see what was going on. take a look.
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♪ everywhere i go i'm going to let it shine ♪ ♪ let it shine >> new orleans, the jewel of the gulf coast. a city steeped in history, culture, music, and, of course, my favorite, food. much of the crescent city's famous cuisine, gumbos po' boys and etouffees come from the gulf of mexico. >> lou lu will you seafood, by far, is the main dish for although restaurants in the state. >> there is this is a livehood. it really is. it's everything we do. >> this is a huge business for louisiana. the $2.4 billion business. >> the multibillion dollar seafood industry is still recovering from last summer's massive bp oil spill. over the last year these gulf have gone through extensive testing. >> this area is the most tested seafood if n the united states. especially over the last year. >> reporter: steve wilson is part of the known seafood inspection program. >> want one sample has entered the market that was either
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disbursants or oil. >> reporter: americans are still weary of gulf seafood. >> the biggest challenge we're still faced with is the perception issues. 69% of americans are still concerned about eating seafood from the gulf of mexico. >> reporter: the problem affects local fishermen like pete. he is a third generation shrimper who has seen his fair share of adversity. katrina destroyed his home, but not his livelihood. pete took us to the gulf where he makes his living shrimping these waurdz. >> that's nice shrimp in there. >> eight, nine, ten. >> this is coming from this lake and this part of the world, 100% edible and safe and healthy and clean and as fresh azure going to get it. >> would i stake my life on it. >> reporter: one thing for sure, this is the freshest and cleanest catch that you can get. buyers, however, are still cautious. >> my profits are still off
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roughly between 35% and 45%. >> reporter: fortunately, the oil spill hasn't scared away restaurant owners like this owner who runs "august" a big easy institution. >> great to have you here. >> reporter: he has always about an an ambassador of gulf seafood. >> our seafood has really never been better. >> reporter: be we got right to work on a classic new orleans dish. >> it's still one of my favorite dishes. one of the first dishes i ever made in my life shrimp creole. >> he is putting me to work already. >> toss it. put me to work. >> chile flakes, hot peppers. >> it does not get any more soulful or better than that. >> yeah. new orleans. i'm loving it. >> with meals like this, it's hard to imagine anyone being able to resist gulf coast shrimp. >> spike here is hungry. >> they're delicious. >> isn't that awesome? >> uh-huh. >> the chef believes there's an important lesson to be learned beyond the gulf coast shores.
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>> we all need to start eating a lot more domestically. if we do that, we're supporting all these localized economies all across the -- all across the country that really depend on that. you have seen it. once we lose this culture, our coastal communities they'll never come back. >> exactly. >> you know, you were pretty good, and you should think about opening up your own restaurant. >> he is right. we do -- we import a lot of seafood. >> we import 80% of the seafood we consume here in america. the funny part about that is that only .1% is actually inspected. you can imagine. the whole idea here is also it's the misperception that, you know, everyone has on the seafood in new orleans and that it's tainted. it's such a resilient state. katrina, all the other hurricanes, the bp oil spill. they really need america to kind of help them -- help a hand. >> how do you know that you are? how do you know this stuff came from the gulf coast? >> ask your chefs. ask where people are buying
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their seafood in the supermarket, and try to buy as local as you can. >> buy locally. >> sometimes the price will actually be better if you get it from something local because it didn't have so long to transport? >> absolutely. i mean, most importantly, you're going to be supporting louisiana, which needs it the most right now. all the families, all the people that are still there kind of try to make it happen really need us to help out. >> they did take a significant hit a year ago, but they're feeling better about the way things are going? >> they're feeling better, and i have to tell you, it was my first time down in new orleans, and the people were absolutely amazing. very informative. you know, it's sad almost going down there because there's just a bad perception. do you want to taste the food? have you to get in. >> come on. >> i'm not afraid of it. it's just that it's so early. >> she's really -- she doesn't like to eat a lot of food or scotch before -- >> one of those weird things. >> we're talking about -- have you to have the shrimp. >> have ,,,,,,,,
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good morning, everybody. it is 8:55. i'm frank mallicoat. let's get you caught up with some of the headlines on this monday. today, leaders in congress are working on competing plans to raise the debt limit before a deadline of august 2. senator charles schumer says the plan by majority leader harry reed has the best chance of passing. it would last through 2012, cut spending and increase borrowing by equal amounts and levy no new taxes. stay tuned there. house minority leader nancy pelosi wants an ethics investigation of an oregon congressman. democrat david wu is accused of making inappropriate sexual advances toward a young woman. and some san francisco muni riders will get free fares. it all starts today. members of african-american churches will be on muni platforms paying fares for those who can't afford to. this follows a fatal shooting involving a passenger and police
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who are checking for fare jumpers at the time. we got your traffic and your weather for this monday, coming up. right after this. so stay right there. ,,,,,,
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accident, southbound 808, around the 237 interchange. lanes are blocked. can't see them from the camera. but there are brake lights anyway, as far out as jenker road in the westbound lines of 237. to san ramon, where we have an accident northbound 680, approaching crow canyon. it sounds like at least one lane is blocked there. slow and go in the northbound lanes. until you get past the canyon exit. that is the traffic. here is the weather with lawrence karnow. >> low clouds and fog. thick enough to see some drizzle out to the coastline. over the bay we look. the clouds extending there and the interior valleys now but it will start to break up. temperatures are going to be fairly mild for this time of the year. and still nice in spots. 70s and low 80s inland. 60s inside the bay. 70s in toward the santa clara valley. cool at the coast. only 50s and 60s. patchy fog continuing there. and continuing tomorrow, it looks like cooler than today, starting with the drizzle early on and the sunshine into the afternoon, and by wednesday, though, high pressure does begin to build in. and warmer temperatures as we head in toward thursday and friday.
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